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Former High School Track Star Gunned Down in Detroit

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Family members of a former track star are searching for answers after the young man’s life was cυt short last week. Dakarie McKinnie, 20, was gunned down Friday night after leaving work and heading to his girlfriend’s house. His mother, Laverne McKinnie, attributes her son’s death to the breakdown of society. “It’s just not enough love and respect in this world anymore,” said McKinnie. “My child is gone and these…

Lauryn Hill Talks About How The Matrix Relates To Spirituality and How Her Work Is An Act Of Love

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Lauryn Hill is a singer, songwriter, actor and producer.  She was born May 25, 1975 in a middle class suburb in South Orange, New Jersey.  She began singing and acting at an early age.   In 1988, she performed for Amateur Night on It’s Showtime at the Apollo.  She was initially booed but eventually won over the crowd. When she was a freshman in high school, Pras Michel approached her…

Canadian Art Exhibit Employee Unwittingly Invites Reality TV Star Demetria Lucas to KKK Exhibit. www.blacklikemoi.com

Canadian Art Exhibit Employee Unwittingly Invites Black Women to KKK Exhibit

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Reported by Nigel Boys Demetria L. Lucas, contributing editor at The Root and cast member of Bravo’s “Blood, Sweat, and Heels,” recently attended a conference in Montreal, Canada and became bored with the art exhibit. She asked a staff member if she could see something more interesting, so the attendant showed her an exhibition by British artists Jake and Dinos Chapman. Upon entering the exhibit Lucas and her guest were dumbstruck to see a replica of…

Hip-Hop artist Nas sat down with the writers for Huck Magazine to discuss his greatest fear and regrets.

Nas: “This is My Soil……I’m a Proud American”

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In the song “If I Ruled the World” Nas rapped about a fantasy world that he’d create if he were in charge. Among other things, the rapper said, “I’d free all my sons, I love em love em baby.” But although Nas understands the pitfalls of America, he recently told PBS’ Charlie Rose that he’s still a “proud American.” During the interview, Rose held up the rapper’s “Illmatic” album and…

Leonard Galmon was offered a scholarship to Yale University after losing his drug dealing father to murder and having a mom that is 13 years older than him. www.brothersonsports.com

Yale Scholarship Recipient Raised In Poverty And Crime Says He Never Wanted Pity

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Reported by Krystle Crossman Leonard Galmon grew up living a life that would lead many down a very bad path. Instead, he took the little that he had and focused on that as opposed to focusing on what he didn’t have. His drive and determination earned him a scholarship at Yale. Galmon is a visual artist who will have his favorite piece displayed this spring at the Contemporary Arts Center…

Suze Orman gives a retirement roadmap

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When you get old and gray, are you ready for whater retirement brings into your life?  Millions of Americans think that they are never going to grow old and spend as if life is going to stand still for them forever.  The problem with this form of logic is that you can’t work your butt off everyday for the rest of your life, since our backs eventually become too tired…

Ciara has her first baby with Future, who’s having his fourth

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The singer Ciara and her fiance Future gave birth to a bouncing baby boy on May 19, early in the morning.   The two haven’t yet released a statement about the big day, but they are surely excited.  Ciara has been talkative about the child for months, showing images from her baby shower on Instagram.  The shower was hosted by Kim Kardashian and Lala Anthony. Future, whose real name is Nayvadius…

Alexis Carter is disappointed that Rihanna teased her for wearing an outfit that was inspired by her. www.blacklikemoi.com

Rihanna Fan Devastated by Singer’s Menacing Reaction to Her Outfit

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Reported by Krystle Crossman Alexis Carter had an idea for a Hollywood-themed prom that she would be attending at her high school. She found an outfit that depicted her love for her idol Rihanna and knew it would turn some heads at the dance. What she didn’t foresee is the bullying she’d face for her outfit. What is even worse, she didn’t think that she would be mocked by the person that she…

BLACK CINEMA: 8 films we must support this year

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In the world of film, the first quarter of 2014 has been pretty impressive for African American films. With success in the box office for movies like Ride Along, About Last Night, Repentance, The Single Mom’s Club and A Haunted House II it seems major studios are starting to get the picture, that black people love movies too! Fortunately, for movie buffs we still have the rest of the year to…

Respected Feminist Bell Hooks Says Beyoncé is a Terrοrist

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No one enjoys seeing popular black women go after each other in public, but disagreements occur all the time.  Now, Belle Hooks is putting her hooks into Beyonce and the criticism has been pretty ugly.  Hooks is a respected feminist and has an understanding of this ideology better than most.  Beyonce didn’t go to college and once wrote an open letter in which she told Michelle Obama that “you are…

SNL makes a bunch of tasteless jokes about slavery

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You have to watch this video.  SNL decided to air a skit that was put together by the black women who are part of the show.  Apparently, they thought it was funny, but the black community does not.  The skit consists of a woman making jokes about being in slavery and popping out “super babies” for the master on her plantation. You can see that the woman’s attempts at humor…

One Year Later, Ahmad ‘Real’ Givens Is Winning His Fight Against Cancer

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Beating the odds, one year later, Ahmad ‘Real’ Givens has a lot to celebrate. Since his diagnosis of stage four colon cancer, Givens is in great spirits and he recently took time out to talk with EURweb associate Tanisha Williams about his cancer battle, that fateful day and the inspiration behind Stallionaires new song “I’m Bad.” “My doctor told me I had stage four (4) colon cancer…

Rapper Chamillionaire says Michael Jordan said “I ain’t taking pictures with no n*ggers”

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Rapper Chamillionaire has an amazing story about Michael Jordan.  Jordan is known for being a bonified a**hole.  It’s leaking more and more to the media that Jordan doesn’t care about the black people who spend millions of dollars on his shoes every year.  This video will make you flip when you watch it.  It’s sad to know that Jordan is getting this much support and love from black people and…

Michael Jackson’s Bodyguards Spill The Beans On His Love Life

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Insider information on the life of eccentric artist and King of Pop  Michael Jackson has been released, in a book written by his bodyguards on his life. Javon Beard and Bill Whitfield penned the book, titled, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days. The tell-all is set to be released in June. The bodyguards give their accounts on the pop star’s last days and affairs. Dailymail reports…

Actor Gary Dourdan Will Join The Cast Of “Being Mary Jane”

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Popular television series, Being Mary Jane will be back for Season 2 with different characters coming into the mix. Madame Noire reports that Gary Dourdan, actor in A Different World and CSI will be playing Mary Jane’s new love interest as Sheldon Armstrong. Season 1 left off with Mary Jane Paul single and broken-hearted after upheavals with both the love interests in her life. Her luck just might be changing….